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Polk, James Knox 

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The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Wayne CutlerWayne Cutler

(1795–1849), eleventh president of the United States.A Jacksonian Democrat and devotee of Thomas Jefferson's agrarian political ideology, Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and reared in Maury County, Tennessee. Graduating with honors from the University of North Carolina in ... ...

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